Artwalk Celebrates its 15th Year

Artwalk began as a concept to showcase artists in the Kootenays and bring attention to Nelson as a prominent arts town.

The year was 1988. A local artist and art advocate, Anne DeGrace, brought the idea home. Artwalk has continued to grow with the number of local businesses becoming galleries providing more venues for the growing number of artists living in the Nelson region.

July, August and September mark three months of exhibitions throughout the downtown core. Each month has a separate grand opening which includes refreshments, musicians and lots of wonderful artwork for locals and visitors to enjoy as they stroll through beautiful downtown Nelson.

  • As soft-impact tourism, Artwalk is non polluting and is inclined to attract people respectful of the community while generating community pride.
  • As an agent for community development, Artwalk is a fabulous opportunity to partner business with art.
  • As a walking tour of regional visual art, Nelsonís Artwalk exhibits approximately one hundred artists in twelve to seventeen gallery venues in three separate shows during the summer months.
  • Artwalk continues to be a celebration of the wealth of artistic resources nurtured by the inspiration of the Kootenay region as well as a great opportunity to buy art, to discover unique shops and restaurants, and to meet the friendly people in Nelson's downtown core.

Artwalk 2003

  • Over 12 venues
  • July 4th, August 6th, September 5th and 28th openings

For more information on this fabulous cultural feast pick up a Nelson Artwalk 2003 brochure
at the Chamber of Commerce, participating venues and local hotels.

Artwalk Office
560 Baker Street, Suite 5, Nelson

P.O. Box 422, Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Phone: 250 352-2402 Fax: 250 352-2405

  Artwalk is a project of the Nelson District Arts Council, the BC Arts Council and the City of Nelson.

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